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On 7/9/07, caeruleancentaur <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> >lars Finsen <lars.finsen@...> wrote:
>
> >...though z for /T/ is perhaps a little strange, but other strange
> >uses for the z are known....
>
> Not so strange at all.  Those who know Spanish know that that is how
> <z> is pronounced in Castilian Spanish.  I love the
> word "zarzuela," /Ta4T_wela/.


I love the sound of the name Zaragoza [Ta4a'GoTa] myself.  I can just repeat
it over and over...

Still, <z> for /T/ is at least weirder than Lars's other example of German.
My Deutsch is rusty, but doesn't <z> represent /ts/?   That seems pretty
normal to me.



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Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]>